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Personal profile

Research interests

Early childhood education and

  • Social justice and equity
  • Curriculum
  • Policy
  • Pedagogies
  • Play
  • Families

Women in the academy

Quaiitative research approaches

Critical theories

Feminist and feminist poststructural theories


Sue Grieshaber is Professor of Early Childhood Education and Associate Head of Research in the School of Education at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are informed by a range of critical, feminist, and feminist poststructural theories that address social justice and equity, and include early childhood curriculum, policy, pedagogies and families; women in higher education; and qualitative and post-qualitative research approaches. Sue is Foundation Co-editor of the internationally known journal Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, has published widely, and has worked in universities in Australia and Hong Kong.

External positions

Ministerial Expert Panel for Early Childhood Development, Department of Education and Training (VIC)

Jul 2016 → …

Elected Executive Member, Victorian Branch Early Childhood Australia

Research area keywords

  • Early childhood curriculum
  • policies
  • pedagogies
  • play
  • social justice
  • equity

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Projects 2015 2017

Research Output 1996 2019

Play meets early childhood teacher education

McArdle, F., Grieshaber, S. & Sumsion, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : The Australian Educational Researcher. 46, 1, p. 155-175 21 p.

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Women Professors: Who Makes It and How?

Diezmann, C. & Grieshaber, S., 2019, 1st ed. Singapore Singapore: Springer. 255 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

An integrative review of transitions to school literature

Boyle, T., Grieshaber, S. & Petriwskyj, A., Jun 2018, In : Educational Research Review. 24, p. 170-180 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Learning Stories as cross-national policy borrowing: the interplay of globalization and localization in preprimary education in contemporary China

Li, M. & Grieshaber, S., 15 Oct 2018, In : Educational Philosophy and Theory. 50, 12, p. 1124-1132 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review